Scenic Area Car-Free Transport Options

Want to do your part to help take care of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area? A great way to minimize your impact is to carpool or travel car-free via public transportation. Visiting the Gorge on public transportation is easier than ever. Check out these options below and get familiar with what services apply to your needs.

Columbia Gorge Express

Columbia Gorge Express shuttle provides transportation service from Portland to Hood River with stops at Multnomah Falls and Cascade Locks. The added Rooster Rock shuttle stop starts May 4. Check the 2019 Spring Schedule:

Skamania County WET Bus

Check the Skamania County WET Bus schedule and routes for information about travel along SR-14 in WA and for information about the seasonal Dog Mountain Shuttle on weekends:

Hood River CAT 

Get to our Forest Service Hood River Office on both the Hood River CAT (and Mt Adams Transit). Our stop is called “Waucoma Center” and the bus stops in front of our building. You can also travel around Hood River as well as to and from The Dalles. View the CAT transport schedules:

Mt Adams Transit 

Mt Adams Transit (MAT) will take folks across the bridge to and from Hood River, OR and White Salmon/Bingen, WA for $1 each way (passengers aged 12+). Buses run Monday through Friday 7 am to 7 pm. Bike Friendly.  

View a printable schedule White Salmon/Bingen to Hood River.


Portland Tri-Met maps show all the places people can get to from Gateway Center: select options to find relevant schedules and plan your visit.

View from Wauna Viewpoint looking east March 2015.